February 2008
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. I was tired of trying to figure out the old man’s game.
  2. School children drawn to a playground fight.
  3. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: three, heavy, rough, depending, surely.
    2. Write about a misunderstanding.
    3. Write about a shopping list.
  4. Men need to be colonized by a superior civilization.
  5. An 1840 Federal-style brick townhouse.
  6. Five stray chairs hugged the counter.
  7. The weirdness of it had driven away my black mood.
  8. He confused the comforts of middle age with his bohemian past.
  9. A slow, tight litte elevator that held the smells of takeout food.
  10. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: spent, other, consist, sound, chamber.
    2. Write about something cute and pink.
    3. Use the phrase “Are you going to eat that?”
  11. The first movie I remember seeing.
  12. Eventually we worked out a routine.
  13. We opted for a large, costly, catered affair.
  14. The dilemma of love.
  15. He volunteered to paint my house.
  16. They had a way of walking together.
  17. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: case, action, singing, finding, timed.
    2. Use the phrase “You’re not listening to me.”
    3. Write about something that goes inside something else.
  18. Sports no longer mattered to him.
  19. She was terrified of commitment.
  20. The allure of a wild woman.
  21. That’s the story of my failure.
  22. He seemed proud of his strength.
  23. We were both getting sleepy.
  24. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: bread, around, washed, sweat, advisor.
    2. Write about something that is the third in a sequence.
    3. Write about drinking something unusual.
  25. A Korean deli owner who read Proust.
  26. It’s possible she was simply happier.
  27. I was now a responsible adult.
  28. An elderly Italian man, toothless save one incisor.
  29. I quickly grew dissatisfied with my studio.

January 2008
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. The front doors of the church were open.
  2. Palm-dotted streets of the city spread out below us in the sunshine.
  3. He looks like a blimp after all the air has gone out of it.
  4. The alley where the sanitation service picked up the garbage.
  5. A rust-eaten muffler roaring against the asphalt.
  6. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: older, last, tried, called, darkness.
    2. Write about desperately needing something.
    3. Write about meeting a long-lost acquaintance or relative.
  7. His massive legs were as white and hairless as a baby’s.
  8. My cousin was the maid.
  9. Dry lightning at night and the rumble of distant thunder.
  10. Her hair was currently purple/green.
  11. Sepia tinted light in the trees.
  12. My wife is a sick person.
  13. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: smell, comfort, volcanic, ceiling, hand.
    2. Write about being chilly.
    3. Describe something (or someone) using the phrase “a piece of _____.”
  14. It was a beautiful night.
  15. The pistol shot hit him high in the chest.
  16. One spring night he saw her car stop on the road…
  17. The sky was black and veined with lightning.
  18. There are three options.
  19. She knew no one cared about her.
  20. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: exactly, mistaken, quicker, booted, spot.
    2. Write about accidentally doing something good.
    3. Fill in the blank: “I never thought you’d be the one to _______.”
  21. He tried to be polite, I felt sorry for him.
  22. It was too late.
  23. Start a new life, buckaroo.
  24. This block party is over.
  25. His twinkling earring annoyed her.
  26. It’s not an offer, it’s a demand.
  27. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: fence, shoulder, complex, whole, temporary.
    2. Write about a piece of furniture.
    3. Fill in the blanks: “It was ________, and it definitely wasn’t _______.” (change pronouns as needed).
  28. She walked through ground fog that welled out of the ditches.
  29. A romantic, futuristic mystery.
  30. A spiral of revenge and murder.
  31. He was a simple man, but I admired his humanity.